Kati Raitinen and Cecilia Zilliacus. Photo: Tina Axelsson
Monday at Last with with Strings and Wind
From the atmospheric Renaissance to electronic music of our era.
Monday 20 November 2023 19.00Ends approximately 21.00
In Monday at Last, violinist Cecilia Zilliacus and cellist Kati Raitinen welcome guest performers and present both newer and older works. At this concert, we meet French flute player Joséphine Olech, solo flute player with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, and Robert Ek, clarinettist with the ensemble Norrbotten NEO, which specialises in contemporary music.
Together, they present the shimmering, dramatic contemporary sounds of music by Fausto Romitelli, Rouzbeh Rafie and Britta Byström. Byström’s piece for solo violin does not only present notes on the instrument – it is performed with a choreography by Joakim Stephenson! We also hear Villa-Lobo’s masterful Assobio a Játo (The Jet Whistle), which involves the very top register of the flute.
In contrast, we hear Marin Marais’ atmospheric variations on La Folia, a well-known, 500-year-old melody. We also get to hear two of Haydn’s vivid and charming ”London” trios”, the one in G major and the one in C major. This group of trios – there are four in all – were incredibly popular among the skilled amateur flute players of the eighteenth century.
The musicApproximate times
Marin Marais Les folies d’Espagne – Variations on ”La Folia”, version for flute solo13 min
Joseph Haydn Divertimento in G major ”London Trio No. 3”, version for flute, violin and cello10 min
Heitor Villa-Lobos Assobio a játo "The Jet Whistle" for flute and cello10 min
Rouzbeh Rafie Silhouette for flute solo3 min
Rouzbeh Rafie Karãn for cello and live electronics12 min
Britta Byström Mit emsigen Schritten for violin solo with choreography7 min
Joseph Haydn Divertimento in C major ”London Trio No. 1”, version for flute, violin and cello10 min
Fausto Romitelli Domeniche alla periferia dell’impero11 min
- Joséphine Olech flute
- Robert Ek bass clarinet
- Cecilia Zilliacus violin
- Kati Raitinen cello